The lymphoma symptoms are similar to those of some viral infectious diseases such as common cold. However, they typically continue for a longer period of time.
What are the symptoms of lymphoma?
Some people will experience no symptoms at all while others may notice swelling in the lymph nodes. Swelling occurs in the groin, neck, abdomen or armpits which are often painless. As the enlarged glands press on tissues, bones, and other structures, they can become painful. Swelling of lymph nodes can occur during common infections such as cold.
Other symptoms of lymphoma may include:
- Ongoing fever without infection
- Weight loss and reduced appetite
- Night sweats, fever, and chills
- Unusual itching
- Pain in lymph nodes
- Persistent fatigue or a lack of energy
- Bone pain
- Itchy rash
- Enlarged spleen
- Skin itching
Some additional symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include:
- Persistent cough
- Pain or swelling in the abdomen
- Shortness of breath
When to see a doctor?
It is always advised to consult the specialist if you observe any of these above symptoms to prevent the risk of lymphoma.